HIGH: Helpful Big Brothers
I have two amazing older boys who have helped more than I could have ever imagined. Cal was crying yesterday, so Caden went over to the table, got Cal's bottle and started to "feed" Cal. He didn't even bring it to me...he did it all on his own. Con joined in and they were both taking care of their little brother.
Also - another time Cal was crying, Conor went over to Cal's pack n play and grabbed his blanket. He draped it over Cal, clapped his hands and yelled "yay"! I feel that is something that can't be taught. I am grateful that his instinct was to help his brother -- he wanted him to be happy! He was right. Cal fell right asleep! I can't believe how nice and thoughtful they are - they are really growing up.
On Sunday, when the boys woke from their nap around 3PM, Cal was pretty fussy. I ventured up to their room with Cal, and tried to read them some stories and calmly wake them. Caden was a crying MESS. Cal was also crying. And Conor was just whining/crying because he didn't know why it was so insane. I felt defeated. I felt like I couldn't do this for two weeks. I felt hopeless and sad that I couldn't make everyone happy and comfortable. So I texted my friend Suz. She of course was amazing talked me through it - and said I would be fine. Sure enough, we made it downstairs, put on the TV, ate some yogurt, and all was good again.
HIGH: Decent Toddler Meals
LOW: Still Trying to Differentiate Night vs. Day
Cal is having a hard time differentiating night and day. Granted, he is only four weeks old - I get it. But it's really tough at the moment, especially at 4AM. He tends to sleep more in the late afternoons. He is awake in the morning, and early afternoon. Then he starts sleeping a lot late afternoon, so by 3-4AM, he is all set sleeping. Therefore, my days have been beginning at 3:30 or so. It is hard when I have the boys home with me.
And cheers to matching vests!! HAHA this made me laugh (see Cal?).